A blog about the very small percentage of jurors who fail to follow the judge's instructions, including doing independent Internet research, using social media (such as Facebook) to contact parties and lawyers, and blogging about the trial. Juror misconduct frequently results in mistrials and a waste of resources. Links will be provided to sample jury summonses, jury instructions, and other resources to improve juror education and minimize juror misconduct, thereby promoting fairness of trials.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Washington Courts Displaying "Focus on the Courtroom" Poster in Deliberation Rooms
At the upper right margin you will find a poster being displayed by Washington Courts to focus jurors on their duties. Link: